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Correlational findings

Study Okulicz-Kozaryn et al. (2015): study US 2011

Public:
18+ aged, general public, the US, 2011
Survey name:
US-Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8907
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
98.6% interviews were conducted through telephone

Correlate

Authors's label
Age
Our Classification
Remarks
This variable represents the actual age of the 2011 Head of the family. The minimum value is usually 18, although in rare cases a person under 18 might become Head. OR This variable represents the actual age of the current Wife or "Wife" (cohabiting female friend). Wives/"Wives" aged 14-16 are rare.
Operationalization
Selfreport on current age in years

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.03 p < .001 none Age O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = +.00 p < .001 none Age square

B's specially controlled for
-Car ownership
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.03 p < .001 none Age O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = +.00 p < .001 none Age square

B's specially controlled for
-Number of cars in household
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.03 p < .001 none Age O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = +.00 p < .001 none Age square

B's specially controlled for
-Car price
O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = -.01 p < .05 none Age O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-I b = +.00 p < .05 none Age square

B's specially controlled for
-Car price
-Year in which acquired first car

Above B's all additionally controlled for
-Total family income
-Rent a dwelling
-Other than own/rent a dwelling
-Number of children in household
-Health status
-Gender
-Marital status
-Age
-State dummy